The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department has 35 full and part-time deputies that patrol over 940 square miles of this Vermont county.
Follow this guide as it takes you through the six steps to becoming a Sheriff’s Deputy in Rutland County:
- Meet the Basic Qualifications
- Written Examination
- Psychological Assessment
- Background Check
- Polygraph Examination
- Attend Sheriff’s Academy for Training
Step 1. Meet the Basic Qualifications to Become a Sheriff Deputy in
You must meet certain requirements to be considered for a job as a Rutland County Sheriff Deputy:
- You must have graduated from high school or have a GED.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
Step 2. Written Examination
You will have to pass a written test that examines your basic skills to become a Deputy Sheriff in Rutland County.
Step 3. Psychological Assessment
Once you have passed your written test, you will be examined by a psychologist who will assess your fitness to work in law enforcement.
Step 4. Background Check
Having been declared psychologically fit for duty, you will undergo a thorough background check. This will involve examining your:
- Employment history
- Credit history
- Financial history
- Educational background
Step 5. Polygraph Examination
Once you have cleared your background check, the department will give you a lie detector test.
Step 6. Attend Sheriff’s Academy for Training
Once you have passed your polygraph examination, you will have three phases of training.
- Phase I will involve 58 hours of part-time training at the Vermont Police Academy. This will take a full week.
- For Phase II, you will undergo topic specific training in the classroom.
- The third Phase of your training will involve working closely with a Field Training Officer from the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department. You will be trained in all of the areas of the department’s police procedures and operations.